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GF Rating
5.7

6648 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Kink Kong

posted by G4everX (OMAHA, NE) Apr 20, 2006

Member since Oct 2005

11 out of 14 gamers (79%) found this review helpful

A short, but sweet, First person shooter. Nothing over the top, and clearly a port from the Xbox. However, the game adds more to the movie, and is worth checking out.

Playing as King Kong was a treat. Who doesn't like to be a huge ape? There are multiple times to play as the giant ape.

A few things puzzles are more tedious hunts then anything else. They shouldn't slow you down much, but it did hinder the experience.

An over simplified control scheme, and idiotic AI really hurt the game.

What should you do?
Rent it, get 1,000 gamer-points and send it in.

You should complete this one in around 5 hours, so plan an afternoon for it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

King Kong - A Good Game

posted by Vargus (WINDSOR, VT) Jul 11, 2006

Member since Sep 2003

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

The Bottom Line: Well Worth Renting

One thing I can say for sure about King Kong is that it surprised me. In a good way. Here's why:

Gameplay

This game plays very well and intuitively. Once you figure out where everything is, there is no problem at all. This is one of the first applications this generation of "non-intrusive" gameplay, meaning that there are no health bars or ammo counters on screen. If your going to die, your screen flashes red with a visual warning. If your going to run out of ammo, Jack Driscoll (not Jack Black) gives you a verbal warning.

You will play either as Kong or Jack. About 70 percent of the time is spent as Jack, which is unfortunate because the King Kong levels are so much fun I wish that they were a little more frequent. The controls for each are obviously different, but they feel and work great. Swinging around with Kong and using his huge arm to bash enemies and obstacles really gives the player a sense of power.

Graphics

The graphics really struck me, particularly when I realized that I stopped to look at wet rocks. If the rocks are worth looking at, you can imagine how good the rest of the game must be. Nearly everything looks really good, but I think I most enjoyed the "V-Rexs." They looked awesome and there were some nice graphical effects when they roar at you: the entire screen blurs and you really get the feeling that your dealing with a very powerful animal.

On the negative side I have a problem with the character models. They look like something the original Xbox probably could have done, which isn't bad, but it doesn't quite match up to the rest of the environment. As far as complaints go, this is relatively minor.

Sound

Like the graphics, the sound is great. The cast from the move lent their voice talent to the game. The V-Rexs and King Kong sound as strong and mean as you'd expect.

Achievements

Just by beating this game you get a 1000 points. That is quite a boost.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Graphics, weak ending!

posted by MOOKsterX (STUDIO CITY, CA) Apr 22, 2006

Member since Jan 2006

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Well, the graphics are great. I love the fact that you get to play as the hero and as Kong. Great story line. Prepare yourself to through alot of spears and bones! Yeah bones. you get to through bones at enemies. The game is somewhat short in my opinion but I loved it. I guess we can all agree that we know how the king kong story ends, so there really is not a surprise ending. The only thing I did not like was the fact that once you make it to New york city, the game ending comes too quick.

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